Museums & Technology

A Civil War Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

March 14, 2013

Photograph by Mary Tait, Smithsonian American Art Museum This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, via Wikimedia Commons The Smithsonian American Art Museum has been working with the D.C. Wikimedia community to share our collections...

Nam June Paik from A to Zen

January 16, 2013

Nam June Paik's Zen for TV Nam June Paik was more than a guy who made sculptural work with televisions. He was a thoughtful, prescient artist who turned ideas about communication on its head in the middle of the twentieth...

Nam June Paik: Because Almost All of the Audience is Uninvited

January 4, 2013

This blog post is part of a series of pieces about our film and media arts initiatives here at American Art. Michael Mansfield, associate curator of film and media art, fills us in on our exhibition Nam June Paik: Global...

Installing Nam June Paik: 4 Days in 3 Minutes

December 6, 2012

Nam June Paik: Global Visionary opens next week on December 13, 2012. The exhibition features key artworks from Paik's career that demonstrate the complexity of his ideas as well as his groundbreaking approach to technology and video. Also in the...

Nam June Paik: Television as Medium

November 27, 2012

The exhibition Nam June Paik: Global Visionary opens at American Art on December 13, 2012. This is a complicated installation with artworks that involve a mix of old and new technology, robots made from TVs, and even several hundred plants,...